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Back to Manhattan!

Melanie Jul 8, 2009 04:09 PM

Hey folks,

Not sure if any of you remember me, but I used to be a fairly frequent poster on the Manhattan boards until I moved to DC a little over a year ago.

Well, I'm heading back for a bachelorette party in early August and am in charge of finding a restaurant for the 4 of us girls.

I was told to find a funky (yes!) yet trendy (ugh) place for the 4 of us girls with a limited budget (approx $30-$40 per person including alcohol, tax, tip). I'm thinking somewhere in the EV/LES would be the most appropriate.

Also, if anyone has thoughts about decently priced hotels in that area as well, please let me know!

Thanks, my friends!

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  1. LeahBaila Jul 9, 2009 05:01 AM

    What types of cuisines are of interest? Thanks.


    1. The Chowhound Team Jul 9, 2009 05:37 AM

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        RCC Jul 9, 2009 06:52 AM

        I'd suggest Kuma Inn in the LES.
        The food's good, it has very reasonable BYOB policy (I haven't been in a while so please call ahead to check on this) and it's funky and quite trendy for the price.

        1. Melanie Jul 9, 2009 10:29 AM

          Kuma inn is a great suggestion - I thought someone might suggest this! Cuisine really doesn't matter - we're open to anything chow-worthy!

          Chowhound team: Apologies for the hotel inquiry! I'm getting so excited about my trip, I'm clearly forgetting the rules!


          1. prdct Jul 9, 2009 10:56 AM

            I've gotten out of there for that amount at Momofuku Ssam with a group, but you would have to keep the drinking down.

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            1. re: prdct
              prdct Jul 9, 2009 10:56 AM

              Also maybe Otto?

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              kansel Jul 9, 2009 11:35 AM

              Nolita House would be a good spot to try.

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              1. re: kansel
                KTinNYC Jul 9, 2009 01:07 PM

                I'm always surprised when people suggest Nolita House. The food is so mediocre. Maybe I order the wrong things. What do you suggest? Also, I don't think it is either funky or trendy.

                I agree with prdct, I'd eat at Ssam and drink elsewhere in the neighborhood.

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